Manneken Pis, meaning "Little Pisser" in Dutch) is a landmark small bronze sculpture (61 cm) in the center of Brussels (Belgium), depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin.  It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619.  The original is kept in the Museum of the City of Brussels.  Manneken Pis is the best-known symbol of the people of Brussels.  It also embodies their sense of humor and their independence of mind.

Manneken Pis, meaning "Little Pisser" in Dutch) is a landmark small bronze sculpture (61 cm) in the center of Brussels (Belgium), depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin.
It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619.

The original is kept in the Museum of the City of Brussels.

Manneken Pis is the best-known symbol of the people of Brussels.
It also embodies their sense of humor and their independence of mind.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

How many times should one urinate into their own bathroom before flushing?
I’m down for a three-count.

Of course, if my urine is close to colorless, then I’ll extend the number of pees between flushes.
Of course, I’m assuming that the urine is odorless; relatively.
No, I don’t stick my face into the bowl to check; I accept that if I can’t smell it from a standing position it’s odorless. 

Would I be so rabid about not flushing if I had to sit to pee?
Where my nose is that much closer to the source of the smell, if any?
Especially if parts of me were so close to the water in the bowl to be threatened with urine-contact.
Uh-uh.
Flush that baby before I sit.
That’s certain. 

I do flush after every use when I have company.
Too tedious to explain the why nots.
Too gruesome to look at their faces as they react.
Like I’m some kind of Neanderthal. 

Why not flush every time?
Same reason why at the club after I wash my hands three times when I’m done lifting I use the blower and not the paper towels to dry them.
I’ve saved thousands of trees in my lifetime.

So not flushing.
Waiting for someone to recognize my efforts with a badge.
So far, not so good on that score.

Despite the lack of recognition, I persevere in my personal contribution to the Save-the-Planet movement.
Saving water.
Down for a three-count.

316 posts to date. Today we’re at the 6.32% mark of my commitment, the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.  The 5,000-posts commitment will take 13.69 years, taking me to a new phase of my life. Will see thirteen “Winter-Spring Shoulder Season Calendar, Feb 14 to April 7.”   The winter-spring shoulder calendar features a panoply of weather conditions, from stormy winter to lovely spring, the latter somewhat rare. Although the next couple of days will be hinting at spring, don’t expect a linear march to better weather. Accept that many unpleasant days are lining up to annoy us. For a while yet we will often be dressing for wintry weather.   Tick Tock. In clock language: Enjoy today.

316 posts to date.
Today we’re at the 6.32% mark of my commitment,
the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.

The 5,000-posts commitment will take 13.69 years, taking me to a new phase of my life.
Will see thirteen “Winter-Spring Shoulder Season Calendar, Feb 14 to April 7.”

The winter-spring shoulder calendar features a panoply of weather conditions, from stormy winter to lovely spring, the latter somewhat rare.
Although the next couple of days will be hinting at spring, don’t expect a linear march to better weather.
Accept that many unpleasant days are lining up to annoy us.
For a while yet we will often be dressing for wintry weather.

Tick Tock.
In clock language: Enjoy today.

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Tagging Today
Friday, February 22, 2019

My 316th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.

Time is 12.01am.
On Friday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 41* with a feels-like temperature of 36*.

Typical for the shoulder calendar.






Dinner is Lamb Stew.  All the pic needs is a loaf of crusty bread. MMmmM!

Dinner is Lamb Stew.

All the pic needs is a loaf of crusty bread.
MMmmM!

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Question of the Day
Who is Kyra Sedgewick?

Male red junglefowl.

Male red junglefowl.

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Elephant jokes to tell at a bar:
Why did the elephant cross the road?
To give the chicken a day off.

















Kyra Sedgwick receiving a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, June 2009.png  ”Thank you. Thank you so much,” as Deputy Chief  Brenda Leigh Johnson  in “The Closer.”

Kyra Sedgwick receiving a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, June 2009.png

”Thank you. Thank you so much,” as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson in “The Closer.”

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Answer to Question: Who is Kyra Sedgwick?

Kyra Minturn Sedgwick Bacon (born August 19, 1965) is an American actress, producer and director.
She is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer.
Sedgwick's role in the series won her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 and an Emmy Award in 2010.

The series ended on August 13, 2012, following the completion of its seventh season.
She is also known for her recurring role as Madeline Wuntch on the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Sedgwick was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance in Something to Talk About (1995).
Sedgwick's other film roles include Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Cameron Crowe's Singles (1992), Heart and Souls (1993), Phenomenon (1996), What's Cooking (2000), Secondhand Lions (2003), The Game Plan (2007), and The Possession (2012).
She also has one of the starring roles in the critically acclaimed 2016 comedy-drama movie The Edge of Seventeen.

Theatrical release poster

Theatrical release poster

Sedgwick made her debut at the age of 16 on the television soap opera Another World as Julia Shearer, troubled granddaughter of Liz Matthews.
In 1988, she made a strong impression in a TV version of Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky.
During the 1990s, she appeared in several Hollywood movies, including Singles (1992), Heart and Souls (1993), Something to Talk About (1995), and Phenomenon, in which she played the love interest of John Travolta's character.


She starred in the Emmy Award–winning 1992 made-for-TV film Miss Rose White as a Jewish immigrant who comes to terms with her ethnicity.
She played the parts of Mae Coleman in 2003's Secondhand Lions and Stella Peck in the 2007 film The Game Plan.
She also starred alongside her husband Kevin Bacon in the 2004 film The Woodsman.
She dubbed the voice of Batwoman in the animated movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.

The Closer Primary cast in 2006

The Closer
Primary cast in 2006

Sedgwick starred in the television series The Closer from 2005 to 2012.
In 2007, she began earning roughly US$300,000 per episode.
Over the life of the series, she was nominated for and won several awards for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson.
She received a Golden Globe award in 2007 for her performance as lead actress and won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010.
In 2009, Sedgwick was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.

The Closer ended on August 13, 2012, following the completion of its seventh season; the series's broadcaster, TNT, said that the decision to retire the series was made by Sedgwick.

Sedgwick produced the television series Proof for TNT which debuted in 2015 for one season.
She is also featured in the TV series ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ portraying the character of ‘Commissioner Wuntch’.

Heading to drop off my still-warm sample to the lab for examination.

Heading to drop off my still-warm sample to the lab for examination.

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Good Morning on this Friday, the 22nd day of February.
.
We talked about saving precious water by not flushing after a pee.
About weather and the calendar and Lamb Stew.
We told an elephant joke and talked a bit about Kyra Sedgwick.

And now? Now gotta go.

Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?

See you soon.

Love

Dom